Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, again, said he is fit to lead the country, adding that he successfully perform seven trips at Umrah.
Tinubu stated this in an interview with Kano premier independent radio station, Freedom Radio, in Saudi Arabia shortly before he returned to the country.
According to Tinubu, no ailing person can do Umrah activities.
Umrah is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca that is undertaken at any time of the year, in contrast to the Ḥajj, which has specific dates according to the Islamic calendar.
Tinubu arrived at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, on Sunday night where he was warmly received by his loyalists and party supporters.
The APC candidate insisted that he is fit for the office of the president, adding that his critics had nothing else to peddle but lies and speculations.
He said, “I just finished performing the Umrah. I did the seven rounds of tawaf and did the seven trips between Safa and Marwa by myself. Can a sick person do that? That is stale news my brother.
“People who are making those insinuations have nothing else to say but lies and rubbish. I have moved round, spoke at different platforms and stood for hours to address different audiences. Before they said I could not walk. They said I could not stand but they are shamed.
“Since the campaign started I have marshalled more original ideas than anyone else. I have demonstrated knowledge, experience and great capacity to be on top of issues in the country. And this job is about ideas and issues regarding leadership of our country.
“I have all it takes to be the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and I am asking people of the country to have confidence and respect for that, look at my background and my previous assignments. I want to serve the country and serve the country very well.”
Tinubu described his Umrah trip as a spiritual rebirth, adding that the country is in dire need of prayers.
He said, “It is a personal trip. It is a trip for spiritual rebirth. I like coming to perform the Umrah every now and then. It is an opportunity to connect with almighty Allah, Lam ya lid wa lam yulad. We need his guidance. Nigeria is in need of prayers and that is why we are here praying for our country, self and the society.”